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Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is (1990)

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Critic Reviews: 1
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 1

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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In this comedy from writer-director John Boorman, wealthy real estate mogul Stewart McBain (Dabney Coleman) owns a demolition firm which specializes in blowing up old buildings to make way for upscale new ones. When neighbors protest his plans to raze a dilapidated old building to make way for a new Brooklyn subdivision, television crews film the confrontation, and McBain comes off like a fool. His three spoiled children ridicule him. Tired of their carping, McBain gives them each 750 dollars

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Drama, Comedy

John Boorman, Telsche Boorman

Jun 3, 2003

Touchstone Pictures

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (8) | DVD (2)

Well intentioned but failed attempt at morality story about homelessness

October 19, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Misses the mark by a mile.

August 30, 2004 Full Review
Spirituality and Practice

Well-intentioned hunk of trash.

March 4, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

Fascinating, overlooked reworking of Leo the Last.

January 9, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The screenplay could have been lifted from any random night of idiotic TV sitcoms and the Boormans dress it up with some of the most precious and highfalutin dialogue this side of a college theater party. It's a groan a minute.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for Where the Heart Is

One of my favourite movies where a bunch of rich young adults are forced by their folks to live out on their own. The actors are great, and it's funny as well. I loved this movie.
April 10, 2011
ajv2688

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A miserable Dabney Coleman comedy with he and his artistic children living in a rundown apartment building. I didn't realize a younger Uma Thurman was in this one.
July 30, 2010
YosemiteSamFan

Super Reviewer

Got this movie for one reason Suzy Amis. And its a crazy movie, about a rich dysfunctional family. And when the father goes to see the daughter perform at school, he snaps because of her body painting, so he throws his kids out into a city apartment house to let them fend for there own way, so begins the story and about the only thing I found interesting was the Body Art, it was so cool and its worth watching the movie for, and I also like the homeless magician shitty, he was such a good actor, reminded me a little of cannery row. but still with all this the movie only gets 3 stars, the art work 5 stars, but its the movie we are to grade here.
April 23, 2009
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Bruce Bruce

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Strange movie with colorful characters. I liked the artist sister the most and her project of photographing murals with live people blended into the art.
June 3, 2009
hypathio7

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